Wayne County Jail – Jesup, GA

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County, Georgia and is the jail for this region. Do you know somebody at Wayne County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything you might need to know about Wayne County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
1892 South Macon Street
Jesup, GA 31545

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 912-427-5975
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to find them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you should check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wayne County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Wayne County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Wayne County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Wayne County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Wayne County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Wayne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Wayne County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Wayne County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 912-427-5975

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Wayne County Jail is:

Wayne County Jail
1892 South Macon Street
Jesup, GA 31545

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
1892 South Macon Street
Jesup, GA 31545


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the official Wayne County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Wayne County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Wayne County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. They do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Wayne County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wayne County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Wayne County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Wayne County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Wayne County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Wayne County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Wayne County Jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wayne County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Wayne County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail can change, so be sure to check the site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Wayne County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Wayne County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Wayne County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wayne County Jail Website
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Search
    Wayne County Jail Mugshots
    Wayne County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Wayne County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Wayne County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Wayne County Warrant Inquiry
    Wayne County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Wayne County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Wayne County Jail Jobs


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